OP-2361

We Are EveryWhere.

We Are Everywhere, written by Jerry Rubin while in the Cook County Jail, is a bit of a departure for the Library. It isn’t a direct “how-to” manual in the ways that the other books we have included are, rather it is a celebratory book chronicling an emerging counterculture. The book was written to share ideas openly and freely. Rubin was part of the Chicago 7 arrested after mass protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. He wrote the book at a time when he and others were witnessing the birth of our control society. This book joyfully enumerates and celebrates an emerging militant, resistant counter culture. It is part manifesto and part document of the emergence of a movement. The book’s design is also a point of interest for us. Rich and dynamic, we are sure that it was intended to be read while under the influence of some psychotropic substance. The colors change on every page. They jump back and forth from background to frame to text, alternating with one another. The pages alternate between purple, yellow, red, green and pink. The same colors appear as strips, bands or frames, sometimes texts, on various pages throughout. Here is the tantalizing description of the book on the back cover: We Are Everywhere is Jerry Rubin’s journal, written secretly in Cook County Jail and smuggled out. Jerry is a convicted felon, Yippie, enemy of the state, pothead, seven-year-old child and author of the revolutionary manifest Do It! We Are Everywhere reveals a defendant’s inside view of The Conspiracy Trial. Written like a scenario, this book focuses on the Weatherman underground, the Black Panther Party, LSD, Women’s Liberation, Walter Cronkite, Judaism, street fighting and the coming revolution. A color layout including more than one hundred and fifty pictures takes you on a multi-media trip, revealing the emergence of a new people.

Text: Rubin Jerry. cm 13,5×20; pp. 256; COL and BW; paperback. Publisher: Harper & Row Publisher, New York, 1971.

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ID: OP-2361

Product Description

We Are Everywhere, written by Jerry Rubin while in the Cook County Jail, is a bit of a departure for the Library. It isn’t a direct “how-to” manual in the ways that the other books we have included are, rather it is a celebratory book chronicling an emerging counterculture. The book was written to share ideas openly and freely. Rubin was part of the Chicago 7 arrested after mass protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. He wrote the book at a time when he and others were witnessing the birth of our control society. This book joyfully enumerates and celebrates an emerging militant, resistant counter culture. It is part manifesto and part document of the emergence of a movement. The book’s design is also a point of interest for us. Rich and dynamic, we are sure that it was intended to be read while under the influence of some psychotropic substance. The colors change on every page. They jump back and forth from background to frame to text, alternating with one another. The pages alternate between purple, yellow, red, green and pink. The same colors appear as strips, bands or frames, sometimes texts, on various pages throughout. Here is the tantalizing description of the book on the back cover: We Are Everywhere is Jerry Rubin’s journal, written secretly in Cook County Jail and smuggled out. Jerry is a convicted felon, Yippie, enemy of the state, pothead, seven-year-old child and author of the revolutionary manifest Do It! We Are Everywhere reveals a defendant’s inside view of The Conspiracy Trial. Written like a scenario, this book focuses on the Weatherman underground, the Black Panther Party, LSD, Women’s Liberation, Walter Cronkite, Judaism, street fighting and the coming revolution. A color layout including more than one hundred and fifty pictures takes you on a multi-media trip, revealing the emergence of a new people.